Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Birds Opponents Sacking Out at Home

The Eagles' first two opponents have domes and aren't afraid to use them.

Birds Opponents Sacking Out at Home

(Yong Kim/Staff file photo)
(Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

The Eagles will be opening their season on the road in two domes, which could cause havoc with their offensive line.

The Rams, this week's opponents, registered more sacks at home than on the road in seven of the last nine seasons. Week 2 foe Atlanta has done so in six of the last seven.

Here are those two opponents and their defensive sacks totals home and away for the last few seasons. 

ST. LOUIS RAMS
Year      Home     Road
2010 31 22
2009 11 14
2008 18 12
2007 20 11
2006 13 21
2005 23 18
2004 18 16
2003 26 16
2002 23 15
Totals       183 145

 

ATLANTA FALCONS
Year      Home     Road
2010 14 17
2009 17 11
2008 18 16
2007 16 9
2006 23 14
2005 21 16
2004 31 17
Totals       140 100
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